Before I used to get to a 5 (the highest stress level: see #1) and not know what to do. I'd be consumed by frustration. Now I can identify when I'm at a 3 and when I'm starting to get irritated. I acknowledge what annoyed me (#2) and ask myself what I need to cope with the irritation. When I can't talk to someone about it, journal, or listen to music (#3), I usually find a way to stretch or take 8 deep breaths.
1. Identify your stress level on a 1-5 scale.
2. What triggers your stress?
3. How can you let it out?
4. What do you need?
5. Remind yourself of what you did well today!